LIP ENHANCEMENT SURGERY BY SHAHIN FAZILAT, MD CAN GIVE YOU FULLER, MORE SENSUOUS LIPS
A Lip Enhancement, also known as alip surgery or lip implants, is a common cosmetic surgery procedure performed by Dr. Fazilat. As a patient, you can choose for this surgery to be temporary or permanent.
Temporary Lip Enhancement techniques require using injectable fillers such as Restylane® or Juvederm® every 6-9 months to maintain their appearance, while permanent Lip Enhancement techniques typically involve the use of fat or implants.
Lip Enhancement or lip surgery is most effective if you want to correct:
- The natural appearance of your lips.
- The volume of your lips––full, but not too full.
- The length of your upper lip.
- The youthful angle of your lips.
- The wrinkles, such as smoker’s lines.
During your initial Lip Enhancement or lip surgery consultation with Dr. Fazilat, he will discuss the options and alternatives in great detail, providing you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about this procedure. Your consultation will also include a complete facial analysis and a discussion about FDA-approved lip implants, which have a natural appearance, are comprised of soft silicone, are permanent, and don’t restrict lip movement.
Our Cosmetic Consultant can provide you with information on pre-operative Lip Enhancement or lip surgery care, recovery, local accommodations, and answer any other questions related to your procedure and stay in the San Jose / Cupertino / Palo Alto / Mountain View, CA area. If you are traveling from outside the US, we highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance.
Once you have booked your Lip Enhancement or lip surgery, Dr. Fazilat’s office will coordinate the location and time of your Lip Enhancement or lip surgery. You will receive a pre-operative appointment, which is typically two weeks before your surgery. During this appointment, you will be given instructions for your surgery, as well as any medical request forms for necessary blood work or related medical tests. Dr. Fazilat will also take any pre-operative photos and review your planned procedure(s) so you can ask any final questions. Our office will contact you by phone or by email to review your instructions and your health history.
After your pre-operative appointment, if you have any questions regarding your instructions, you can contact our office by phone or email us at any time. General Surgery instructions can also be found in Patient Resources of our website.
About The Operation
Typically, Lip Enhancement surgery is performed as an out-patient procedure under general or local anesthesia with a certified anesthesiologist; surgical times are typically 30 minutes for each lip.
After completely numbing your lips, Dr. Fazilat will make a small incision that will not be visible on the inside of each corner of your mouth. At the conclusion of the Lip Enhancement surgery, Dr. Fazilat will use a dissolvable suture to close the incisions.
Some of Dr. Fazilat’s patients also have their Lip Enhancement or lip implant surgery combined with other procedures, such as a Rhinoplasty / nose job, face lift / neck lift, chin liposuction, a brow lift / forehead lift, or BOTOX®/Dysport treatments to make you look even more beautiful.
After Lip Enhancement or lip surgery, patients are encouraged to walk that evening to prevent possible blood clots. You can return to your home the same day as your surgery; however, there may be some swelling and bruising for the first 48 hours which will dissipate after 5 days. There is a relatively rapid recovery period of 2-3 days. Dr. Fazilat advises you not to eat crunchy food such as carrots, or food with sharp edges for about 1 week.
After Lip Enhancement or lip surgery, patients typically return to work within 5 days, though strenuous activity should be avoided for 1 week. Patients should also have an adult stay with them for 24 hours following the surgery to monitor their recovery.
Dr. Fazilat will schedule a follow-up post-recovery office visit to discuss your progress.
To learn more about Lip Enhancement or lip surgery please call us today at 650-964-2200 or complete this form on our website to schedule an initial consultation.